Pope offers 'shortcut' through purgatory

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Pope offers 'shortcut' through purgatory

Postby Final Trumpet on Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:18 am

For devout Catholics fearful of a long stint in purgatory -- a vast metaphysical holding area where the faithful believe they will go to be "purified" prior to their admittance to heaven -- the Pope had some encouraging news this week: there's an easier way.

Pope Benedict XVI has decreed that Catholics can cut short their future purgatory stays by visiting a holy shrine in Lourdes, France, a site where believers say the Virgin Mary appeared to a shephardess in 1858. Catholic pilgrims who visit Lourdes from now through next year, which will mark the 150th anniversary of the miracle claim, will receive an "indulgence" from the Pope, which he says will speed the trip to heaven.

"The door for indulgences is not always open, though, and for years after the Vatican Council reforms of the 1960s, they were rarely offered -- until 2000, when Pope John Paul II started using them to attract pilgrims to World Youth Day," reports the New York Times' Mike Nizza. "The pilgrimage, which must be made in the next year, can be accomplished using Vatican charter flights that began over the summer."

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Postby RomaLynnStar on Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:56 pm

This is like the muslims having to make their trip to Mecca, right???

Becoming more and more ecumenical right?

Apparently tourism is down here and the little statues are not selling so well.
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Postby Abiding in His Word on Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:06 pm

......a vast metaphysical holding area where the faithful believe they will go to be "purified" prior to their admittance to heaven.....


We're already "purified" - no need to go to France. :grin:

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Postby laney on Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:24 am

:a3: Abiding!
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Postby Rich Kelley on Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:26 am

The door for indulgences is not always open


The Churches tax system. Need money, fire up the tax system.
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Postby crmann on Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:49 pm

For those who haven't thought about it, this pope is a type of antichrist.
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Postby runner4jesus on Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:25 pm

Anything to keep their constituents from leaving. Indulgences is big business monetarily to the RCC; have to keep that cash flow going. It's the most sanctimonious (pretending to be very holy or pious) gimmick that has ever existed to keep their people in bondage. So thankful we were made FREE by Jesus 35 years ago. Believe me these are ways the devil uses the RCC; of putting chains of slavery on their people.
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Postby Sue-M on Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:36 pm

I would like to remind the Pope that it wasn't long ago that he said that there was no purgatory. So, now, he says that he can forgive sins and shorten someone's time in purgatory. Your right, Old Timer, sounds like the A/C.
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Postby crmann on Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:40 pm

Galatians 5:1
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.


As Runner4Jesus said of the Church of Rome:
It's the most sanctimonious (pretending to be very holy or pious) gimmick that has ever existed to keep their people in bondage.


Praise Jesus, for He has loosed us from the bondage of our sins.
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Postby runner4jesus on Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:22 pm

:a3: :praise: We have been made free by Jesus; when he took the chains from off of us. Our sins are forgiven by the blood Jesus shed on the cross for us; not by confessing them to another human being and our own human effort that these indulgences are, but by him. He has done so much for us; we'll forever be thankful.
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